Military, police officers, firefighters, paramedics are the unsung members of our community who put their own lives on the line to protect and serve us and we're on a mission to make sure that we properly thank them for their selflessness by sharing their stories with you.

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Today, we're excited to introduce you to Richard Carpenter of Harpursville. Austin Carpenter nominated Richard to become a member of our First Responders Wall of Fame outlining his accomplishments to us:

Richard is a firefighter EMT with the Neptune Hose Company of Dryden. He got his start as a firefighter in Bainbridge New York, and went on to be a Certified First Responder then became an EMT. Richard continues to serve his community and other communities. When he's not working he spends time with his pup Wesley.

Our community is a better place because you, Richard, are in it and we salute you and genuinely thank you for being the incredible human that you are!